1. Private Cruises on 1976 Sailing Schooner in Newport Beach
  2. Private Cruises on 1976 Sailing Schooner in Newport Beach
  3. Private Cruises on 1976 Sailing Schooner in Newport Beach

Private Cruises on 1976 Sailing Schooner in Newport Beach

16 reviews
48 bookings

Enjoy the waters of Newport Harbor on our Private Cruise aboard our classic schooner "Lively" for up to 4 passengers at a flat rate of $100/hour. (See our other vessel, Mayflower, for a larger passenger capacity and longer ocean sails) *Face coverings are required for both passengers and crew when withing six feet* Rates: • Couple's Cruise (2 hours): $180 • Harbor Cruise (3 Hours): $300 What You Can Expect: Feel the wind in your hair as you glide down the channel, take in the sights of celebrity homes, historic landmarks and fascinating marine life. 2 Hour Couple's Cruise Enjoy a having Lively to yourself and a special someone, to enjoy the harbor with your significant other, best friend or a close family member! You can sit back and enjoy the sights of the harbor or learn how to handle Lively's sails and rudder together. We can also add in a wine and cheese basket for an additional charge. 3 Hour Harbor Cruise Glide down the channel enjoying the sights, marine life and serenity of sailing with Lively and her captain acting as your private guides to the beautiful waters of Newport. What To Expect Onboard: Lively is a 1976 Willard Marine custom schooner. She was designed by Hale Field and constructed at Willard Boat Works in Costa Mesa. She has spent most of her life in Newport Harbor, occasionally venturing up or down the coast to cruise or participate in the America's Schooner Cup which she won in 2016. She is a dream to sail and flies up to four sails at a time: a Marconi-rigged main sail, a gaff rigged foresail, a jib on a self-tending boom, and a fisherman staysail. Her auxiliary propulsion is a 30 horsepower Yanmar inboard engine. Down below she has a dinette table that seats four comfortably, a small galley (kitchen) with an icebox, and a head (restroom).

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
4 guests

Owner:Captain Andrew

Our mission is to provide access to the beautiful waters of Newport Harbor and the nearby coasts through Sailing Lessons, Bay Cruises and Ocean Expeditions aboard traditional sailing vessels.


16 reviews

4.9 out of 5!

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9 photos have been added by reviewers who booked this listing.
  1. gr

    Book this beautiful boat, Lively. She is a true gem and Captain Andrew is a delight and an Eagle Scout /Sea Scout to boot! I can’t wait to do it again. My friends and I are blissing out.

  2. MJ

    Captain Andrew was amazing! We had a great experience!

  3. MW

    Captain Andrew has sailed in Newport for 20 years, so not only is he a skilled sailor, he knows a great deal about the history of the area. It was an enjoyable afternoon and I would recommend it!

  4. RM

    Great great experience

  5. DV

    Thanks Andrew for a terrific time! We really enjoyed sailing with you on the sunset cruise. You made it an excellent overall experience! We'll be back!

Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Bluetooth
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Cabin
  • Inboard Engine
  • Chart Plotter
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Inverter
  • Berth
  • Head

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 5 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

When booking a sail aboard Lively you will be required to sign a liability release and follow the Captain's instructions closely.

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